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Medina man killed after being hit by four vehicles

Posted at: 12/18/2012 10:59 AM

An Orleans County man is dead after being struck by four vehicles early Tuesday morning in the Town of Shelby.

Orleans County Sheriff’s Deputies say 47-year-old Joseph Tillinghast of Medina was walking in the eastbound traffic lane on Route 31 at 5:45 a.m. when he was hit by an eastbound vehicle. According to investigators, Tillinghast was hit by three additional vehicles while he was lying in the roadway.

Deputies say the crash happened in an area without street lights and where the speed limit is 55 miles per hour.

All four drivers stopped and waited for law enforcement to arrive. It does not appear that the drivers will be charged.